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Chinese Medical Centres.
Chinese Medical Centre, Manchester, UK.
This article details the activities of the Chinese Medical Centres at Bath and Manchester, UK, both of which were set up by Sino-European Clinics Ltd (SEC) to promote traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a rational body of knowledge in the West. Both Centres are staffed by highly trained Chinese consultants providing complementary treatments such as acupuncture, herbs, moxibustion, and massage. In the last 5 years about 5,000 patients have been treated, many successfully. This article also discusses the growing professional interest in TCM and some significant recent developments in this field. It is the aim of this article and SEC to promote the integration of TCM and Western biomedicine in the West.